As you open the pretty gate and walk along the path you get a feeling that this home is going to be lovely. Once inside you can’t help but smile - there is space, charm and a sense of calm all of which contribute to making this a unique and wonderful home.
Downstairs you find two large reception rooms, the first is the formal front sitting room, the second a large living/ dining room leading to the chic kitchen. A back door opens out to a beautiful garden with a patio area, a sitting area on raised decking and lawn bordered with flowers, shrubs and mature trees.
Upstairs there are two large double bedrooms and a big bathroom, which is more like a spa in a boutique hotel than a normal wash room.
The former railway cottage is beautifully decorated and has been completely modernised over the last few years. It is a very special home.
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Let’s start the journey through this former railway cottage at the front - well it makes sense to do so. There is a neat and tidy porch where you can dump your coat and take off your shoes before you walk into the sitting room. The sitting room is flooded with light from the large bay window. Draw the curtains and curl up on the sofa with a mug of tea and Game of Thrones. The front room is large enough for two big sofas to have friends around to catch up on the new series.
Through the hall and you come to another reception room - it is set up as a dining room with a couple of armchairs. You could add a log burner if you wanted to make this room even cosier. There are windows looking out to the beautiful back garden.
The kitchen is long and slim and perfectly set up for a master chef. Everything is immaculate and there is lots of storage space. The back door takes you out to the garden and there is an easy connection to the outside where you can enjoy barbecues, an alfresco party or just some fresh air on a Sunday morning.
Upstairs is cleverly organised to provide three big rooms - two double bedrooms with lots of storage and a bigger than expected bathroom with a bath tub and shower.
- Style : Picture perfect railway cottage
- Downstairs : Sitting room, living/ dining room, kitchen
- Upstairs : Two double bedrooms and bathroom
- Outside : Large garden with decking area and dining space
- Extra : Fully re-designed and modernised.
Our favourite part
The charm of the building and the beauty of the decoration.
Great community, lots of amenities and cracking pubs
Shirley boasts everything you could possibly want for a place to live. You have a places to buy a pint of milk and pubs to buy a pint of beer. There is a butchers, a bakers and probably a candle stick makers!
Shirley train station can whizz you off to Birmingham in minutes and you have access to lots of transport links.
You are nice and close to Solihull where you can be having a flat white in Joe and The Juice followed by – who knows? – a movie or a wander around the high end boutiques of Mell Square or partying in a bar. That’s why Solihull has been declared the best place to live in the UK. - Solihull’s motto is urbs in rure (town in the country). It thus marries verdancy and shopping, which is what we all really want - Isn't it?
Handy for the train station
- Closest village/town: Dickens Heath, Solihull and Hollywood
- Post Office: 1
- Stores: Solihull Retail Park is a destination.
- Supermarket: You have a Waitrose, Tesco and Sainsburys within minutes so you can go where the deals are.
- Pubs: Too many to choose from. You will just have to explore them all
- Walks: Take the dog to Shirley Park for a run.